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ERIC Number: EJ1138126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Part-Time Work and Advancement: A Study of Female Professional Staff in Australian Universities
Bailey, Janis; Troup, Carolyn; Strachan, Glenda
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v39 n3 p282-295 2017
One focus of gender equity policies in universities has been the creation of "retention" part-time work for professional staff, which allows employees to move between full-time and part-time hours at their request. This paper examines whether such "good" part-time jobs can contribute to or at least not impede women's career advancement. The paper examines the correlation between job classification and part-time work, and whether a period of part-time work acts as a significant "brake" on a woman's career trajectory. This study uses data from the 2011 Work and Careers in Australian Universities survey. Part-time work is used extensively by lower-classified women, but rarely by those in higher classifications. Part-time work stalls career advancement compared to working full-time, but this brake is reduced if a woman transitions back to full-time work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia